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Compliant Strawberry Yogurt?


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Hi all,

This topic has come up in a facebook whole30 group and I cant find anything difinitive.  I think it is probably not allowed, but some people are saying they think it is.  We are looking for clarification from the experts.  :)  Here is the link  http://www.ourpaleolife.com/recipe/instant-strawberry-yogurt/



1 can Full-Fat Coconut Milk

1/2 Tbsp Lemon Juice

2 tsp Chia Seeds

3 Tbsp Honey (leave out for Whole30)

1 tsp Vanilla Extract (or 1/2 Vanilla Bean Seeds for Whole30)

1/2 Avocado

6-8 large Frozen Strawberries, quartered (1-1/2 cup)


Add ingredients to a high-powered blender (like a Blendtec) in the order listed.

Cover and blend on high until smooth and there are no strawberry chunks. If using the Blendtec, run the Smoothie cycle.

Eat immediately or refrigerate for up to 5 days.

If you are preparing this in advance, store them in single-serving containers (tupperware or canning jars are great options) for an easy on-the-go snack.



Please let me know what yall think.  Thanks so much!

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A cup of fat and sugar does not make a good Whole30 template-style meal even when all the ingredients are compliant. 


The Whole30 team has debated whether or not to approve coconut milk yogurt before. On the one hand, the ingredients are acceptable. On the other hand, finding a way to keep yogurt in your life undermines the Whole30. The debate led to a draw and we did not make a decision. 


My role in the Whole30 world is typically that of being the one who says NO. So if you want my opinion, don't consume coconut milk yogurt during a Whole30. During a Whole30, there are much, much better choices for you to make. Eat some red meat. Eat some kale. Eat some sweet potatoes. Eat some broccoli. Eat your egg yolks. Don't try to keep your old eating habits alive. 

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Context matters a great deal when you're dealing with grey zone ingredients and food. Are all the ingredients compliant? Yes. Are you using or eating them in a manner that supports the tenets of whole 30 and the meal template? Probably not. IF you were using the "yogurt" in 2-3 tbsp servings to make a sauce in an otherwise compliant meal then I'd say ok. If you were eating the yogurt as a snack or meal (breakfast for example) in itself, I'd say no. Definitely SWYPO.


Post whole 30, it's completely up to you. But while you're on the whole 30 it's important to fully recognize and break old habits, and reset new ones. The yogurt seems a bit too close to paleo/whole 30 pancakes, cookies, muffins to me...

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